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So, in this thread, discuss emailing your roommate and what's important to include in the first email.

For those of you who've already emailed your roommate/have had experience doing so, please contribute for us socially awkward, unexperienced people. >_<

Important details:
Name
Where you're From
Some of your likes/dislikes?
(Add more later)
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Just call her, if you know her phone number. It'll be hella less awkward.
Sir Lampy of Locksley
Just call her, if you know her phone number. It'll be hella less awkward.


I've only got her email address. sad
I think it sounds fine. Maybe just tack on a "Sorry if this sounds awkward, i'm not really sure how to do this" to the end?
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I think it sounds fine. Maybe just tack on a "Sorry if this sounds awkward, i'm not really sure how to do this" to the end?


I almost thought about doing that, but I decided against it.
I'm sure she already thinks I'm a nerd. lol.

She said she was and outgoing, social person (that won't wake me up when she walks in at 3 in the morning)
*****"I`m one of those strange beasts...





Ask her some things like:
Are you a morning person?
Do you have a set schedule?
Do you do any clubs or sports?
Do you have any food allergies?
Do you want each of us to bring fridges, or do we want to share one?
What kind of music do you like?
Do you think we can fit a couch in our room?
Do you want to bring fish?
Do you drink? (Smoke, sniff fish at midnight?)
Should I expect regular visitors/people sleeping over?
(for the brave smile What kinds of nudity are okay, and what would make you uncomfortable?
How often would you be visiting home?

Hope that helps!




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Your college should have some sort of roommate agreement to help take care of roommate issues before they happen. Mine did. Of course, that's only if you actually live on campus, like I did.
Dude, you're making it awkward. Just show up and don't talk to them beforehand. I mean I suppose just ask what appliances they are bringing that they are willing to share... most awkward thing that could happen is ending up with two toasters.

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